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Filtrona plc 18 July 2006 SCHEDULE 10 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES 1. Name of company Filtrona plc 2. Name of shareholder having a major interest Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. through its direct and indirect subsidiaries, Goldman, Sachs & Co, Goldman Sachs Securities (Nominees) Limited, and Goldman Sachs International. 3. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18 A beneficial interest held by Goldman Sachs International, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and a non-beneficial interest held by Goldman Sachs Securities (Nominees) Limited representing funds under management held on behalf of clients. 4. Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of shares held by each of them Registered Holder Holding Goldman Sachs International 8,392,317 Goldman Sachs Securities (Nominees) Limited 13,583,345 21,975,662 ------------ 5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired 350,184 shares 6. Percentage of issued class 0.16% 7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed N/A 8. Percentage of issued class N/A 9. Class of security Ordinary Shares 10. Date of transaction 14 July 2006 11. Date company informed 18 July 2006 12. Total holding following this notification 21,975,662 shares 13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification 10.02% 14. Any additional information N/A 15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries Shanny Looi - 01908 359100 16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making this notification Jon Green - Company Secretary Date of notification 18 July 2006 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange

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